Understanding the Complicated Role of Input Suppliers in Agricultural Extension and Advisory Services

Input suppliers are involved with extension and advisory services (EAS) programs in most countries and – like it or not – will continue to be involved as this is in their self-interest. I admit to some personal bias toward input supplier EAS, as I worked with my father who was…

Leveling the Playing Field: Seed access, production and delivery to farmers

Crop productivity in eastern Africa remains far lower than what it could be. Climate change and lack of investment have significant impacts, but seed systems are also majorly preventing farmers from growing to their full potential.  Seed systems refer to the network of activities contributing to seed production and delivery…

RESEARCH; Agrovet Services for Kenyan Pastoralists: What’s Working?

Across the dry, sparsely populated lands that extend across large areas of northern Kenya, semi-nomadic herding communities – or pastoralists – have survived for centuries by grazing their cattle, sheep, goats, camels and donkeys over vast distances in perpetual rainfall-driven cycles. Pastoralism has always been challenging and in many ways,…

𝐋𝐢𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐝 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐆𝐫𝐨𝐰𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐮𝐞

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc., the global Liquid Fertilizers Market size is estimated to surpass USD 27 billion by 2027. Liquid fertilizers are the most technically advanced and newest products that provide nutrients to crops. Growing food security concerns are bolstering the demand for…

𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐄-𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭

E-commerce of agricultural products are gaining significant traction recently due to easy accessibility. There are various products available on e-commerce websites from seeds to heavy machinery. The development of information technology is helping farmers in the growth of their agricultural business. The evolution of e-commerce platforms has reduced the costs…

Smart ways to purchase your farm inputs in Kenya

Agricultural inputs include improved seeds, fertilizers, crop protection chemicals, feed, energy, and equipment used in farm production. These inputs with the right application boost farm productivity and profitability. However, the availability of desired inputs and affordability of inputs are factors influencing the purchasing choices of smallholder farmers and the output…